Gavin O’Connor has directed two movies that should’ve had bigger audiences. Miracle did respectably at the box office, but that inspiring drama still felt slightly overlooked the year it came out. O’Connor’s 2011 film, Warrior, opened to positive reviews but a weak opening at the box office. The movie, which reportedly cost $25 million, made under $14 million in the States. It was a shame seeing a movie that sincere not connect, but the film has found some fans over the years. Maybe not enough fans to make a Warrior 2 a reality, but that’s not stopping O’Connor from considering a sequel.
Below, read what O’Connor had to say about a Warrior sequel.
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Posted on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 by Jack Giroux
Tom Hardy and Steven Knight are inseparable these days. The actor starred in Knight’s fantastic drama Locke and co-starred in the Knight-created series Peaky Blinders, and now the two of them are working on a new miniseries for BBC One and FX. Hardy stars in Knight’s Ridley Scott-produced drama Taboo, which takes place in 1814. We’ve already seen a trailer for the miniseries, but FX is starting to air promos for it.
Below, watch the Taboo TV spot.
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Tom Hardy is a man of many talents. Last year, he convincingly played twins, killed it as Max Rockatansky, and was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in The Revenant. We’re not seeing as much of Hardy this year, but we still have some upcoming projects we’re looking forward to seeing him in. He stars in Steven Knight‘s (Locke) FX series Taboo and has a supporting role in the musical London Road.
Below, watch the London Road trailer.
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According to director George Miller, the best version of Mad Max: Fury Road is the black and white version. Unfortunately, as he said, “people reserve that for art films now.” Miller was optimistic Warner Bros. would release his ideal cut in theaters, but a theatrical run for the Mad Max: Fury Road black-and-white version never happened. We will get to one day see Miller’s preferred cut, and possibly later this year with a brand new box set.
Below, learn more about the Mad Max: Fury Road black-and-white version and a double-dip actually worth purchasing.
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Posted on Friday, May 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
We’ve yet to get confirmation that Daniel Craig is done with the James Bond franchise. But considering he spent the Spectre press tour calling his character a misogynist and declaring he’d rather slash his wrists than play Bond again — and considering recent rumors that he’s turned down $100 million to reprise the role for two more films — it seems a safe assumption that he won’t be sticking around for too much longer. So the question, then, is who’ll replace him. Because Bond is eternal — the only question is what form he’ll take on next. It’ll probably be a while before we get a real answer, but in the meantime, here are some of our favorite choices. Read More »
In today’s edition of Episode 8 Bits:
- Rumored titles for Star Wars: Episode 8 are here and they’re all probably bogus.
- A rumored scene showcasing Luke Skywalker’s abilities.
- New photos from the film’s Irish sets.
- A strange cameo by Tom Hardy has apparently been shot.
- John Williams comments on whether or not he’ll return.
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Even though The Revenant took home plenty of awards leading up to the Oscars, and ended up earning a Best Director award for Alejandro G. Inarritu, it was Spotlight that ended up going home with the top prize, and deservedly so (Mad Max: Fury Road would have been a fine recipient as well). Thankfully Leonardo DiCaprio ended up winning Best Actor too, so all is right with the world.
The Revenant is on the way to home video next month, so now’s the perfect time for the Honest Trailer to skewer the movie that is easily described as epic Oscar bait. The movie was specifically given mercy in the Best Picture nominee round-up from Honest Trailers earlier this year, but now they’re not holding back. Check out The Revenant Honest Trailer after the jump. Read More »
Even though he’s quite the coveted movie star, Tom Hardy had no problem taking his talents back to television with the fantastic drama series Peaky Blinders after previously starring in small screen fare such as Oliver Twist and Meadowlands. Now Hardy is back on the flickering box with a new series at FX called Taboo that he executive produced himself along with Ridley Scott, not to mention coming up with the original story along with his father Chips Hardy and Locke writer Steven Knight.
Check out the first Taboo trailer after the jump. Read More »
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The Revenant may have had a tough shoot – have you heard about that yet? – but all the tough work is paying off. Not only did the epic revenge tale score 12 Oscar nominations, it’s also playing well with critics and audiences. Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s picture is a success and, more than that, a technical marvel. We already shared about 45 minutes worth of behind-the-scenes footage from the film, but you can now also watch Iñárritu deconstruct an intense scene from The Revenant below.
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Not too long ago, we featured a batch of nine featurettes from the Golden Globe-winning, Oscar-nominated frontier epic The Revenant, each diving in to nearly every facet of production. And now to keep those with questions about the making of The Revenant satisfied, 20th Century Fox has released a 45-minute documentary that shines some light (only natural though) on the shooting process. It’s a fantastic glimpse behind the scenes. Read More »